The Addams Family


1h 39m 1991

Brief Synopsis

Ghoulish laughs abound in this darkly comic gem. Based on the classic television show, Raul Julia and Angelica Huston star as the deliciously creepy Gomez and Morticia Addams, with Christina Ricci standing out as their daughter Wednesday. When Christopher Lloyd shows up, claiming to be the long-lost

Film Details

Also Known As
Addams Family, Familjen Addams, Famille Addams, La, La Famille Addams
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Ghoulish laughs abound in this darkly comic gem. Based on the classic television show, Raul Julia and Angelica Huston star as the deliciously creepy Gomez and Morticia Addams, with Christina Ricci standing out as their daughter Wednesday. When Christopher Lloyd shows up, claiming to be the long-lost Uncle Fester, the family rejoices, but Wednesday and Thing begin to suspect something is amiss, and they uncover a plot to raid the fortune contained within the Addam's vault.

Crew

Charles Addams

Characters As Source Material

Joe M Aguilar

Production Accountant

Peter Albiez

Special Effects Foreman

Dede Allen

Editor

Peter Anastos

Choreographer

J. Todd Anderson

Storyboard Artist

Gordon Antell

Assistant Editor

Bonnie Arnold

Associate Producer

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Jim Aupperle

Dp/Cinematographer

Jim Aupperle

Director Of Photography

Rebecca Baehler

Camera

Vanessa G Bardliving

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bob Baron

Adr

B H Barry

Stunts

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Kevin Bartnof

Foley Artist

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Michael Ryan Baxter

Assistant Director

Greg Benge

Property Master

John Benson

Sound Effects Editor

Pamela Bentkowski

Foley Editor

Bill Bernstein

Special Thanks To

Robin Borman-wizan

Costumes

Bob Bornstein

Music

Randy Bostic

On-Set Dresser

Steve Bowerman

Boom Operator

Douglas R Boyle

Assistant

Tim Boyle

Music

Janine Brauns

Continuity

Fern Buchner

Makeup

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Ralph Burns

Original Music

Joe Camp

Assistant Director

Keith Campbell

Stunts

William A Campbell

Costumes

Robert C Campion

Assistant Production Accountant

Giovanni Capurro

Song

Jean Marie Carroll

Other

Michael Chavez

Photography

Stephanie Claxton

Assistant Production Accountant

Tamara Clinard

On-Set Dresser

Betty Comden

Song

Chuck Comisky

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bill Conner

Photography

Anthony Cortino

Hair

Anne Couk

Assistant Sound Editor

Erin Cummins

Assistant Art Director

Jack Cummins

Coproducer

Jack Cummins

Unit Production Manager

Gregroy J Curda

Foley Mixer

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Christine Danelski

Foley Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Eduardo Dicapua

Song

Lee Dollar

Assistant

Saxie Dowell

Song

Dennis Dreith

Original Music

Ken Dufva

Foley Artist

Bert Dunk

Director Of Photography

Bert Dunk

Dp/Cinematographer

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Beverli Eagan

Set Designer

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Foreman

Duke Ellington

Song

David Ellis

Stunt Coordinator

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

David Emerson

Other

Jack Eskew

Original Music

J Eustermann

Puppeteer

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

David Fein

Foley Artist

Allen Ferro

Main Title Design

Pablo Ferro

Main Title Design

Eric Fiedler

Puppeteer

Alison Fisher

Dialogue Editor

Ian Fox

Photography

Bruce Fuller

Puppeteer

Tony Gardner

Prosthetics

Chuck Gaspar

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Gastaldo

Assistant Property Master

Paul Gentry

Photography

Gary George

Photography

Howell Gibbens

Sound Effects Editor

Molly Shaw Gibbs

Assistant

Carl Gibson

Grip

Beniamino Gigli

Song Performer

Randy Glass

Lighting Technician

Peter Golub

Music Arranger

Melinda Sue Gordon

Photography

Adolph Green

Song

Ron Gress

Scenic Artist

Brian Griffin

Other

Walt Hadfield

Construction Coordinator

Robert S Hahn

Camera Operator

Todd Hall

Other

Victoria Hall

Choreographer

Hammer

Song Performer

Hammer

Song

Oscar Hammerstein Ii

Song

Kevin Haney

Makeup Artist

Rick Hannigan

Other

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Ron Harris

Storyboard Artist

Linda Henrikson

Costumes

Todd Henry

Camera Operator

Hugo Herrera

Other

David Hickey

Assistant Production Accountant

Gary Holt

Lighting Technician

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Lawrence Hubbs

Set Designer

Jessica Huebner

Other

Mentor Huebner

Special Effects

Paul Huntley

Wig Supplier

Steven Husch

On-Set Dresser

Robert Hyams

Assistant Sound Editor

Zia Iampietro

Assistant Director

Joseph A Ippolito

Sound Effects Editor

Paul Jacobsen

Lighting Technician

Katherine James

Makeup Artist

David Jerrell

Lighting Technician

Brian W Jochum

Production Assistant

Nicholas C John

Art Department

Bruce Johnson

Assistant Editor

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Trevor Jolly

Sound Effects Editor

Catherine M Jones

Assistant Production Accountant

Scott Judge

Grip

Constance A Kazmer

Dialogue Editor

Cheryal Kearney

Set Decorator

Mitchell Kenney

Costumes

Joseph Brad Kluge

Assistant Director

Carole Koenig

Song Performer

Carole Koenig

Song

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Randy Kovitz

Stunts

Robert E Krattiger

Lighting

Peter Kuran

Visual Effects

Peter Kurland

Sound Mixer

Kevin Kutchaver

Visual Effects

Robert Labonge

Camera Operator

Gregg Landaker

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Murray Lantz

Costumes

Louis Lazzara

Makeup

Antoinette Levine

Location Manager

Michael Liakos

Dolly Grip

George Lockwood

Other

Bruce Loeb

Security

Mark Long

Other

David Luckenbach

Photography

Ron Lynch

Special Thanks To

Richard Macdonald

Production Designer

Al Mag

Visual Effects

Hummie Mann

Music

Hummie Mann

Music Conductor

Steve Mann

Sound Effects Editor

Steven Mann

Camera Assistant

William T Manning

Grip

Gary Martin

Other

George A Martin

Music Editor

Jo Martin

Editor

Linda Matthews

Costume Supervisor

Carmen C Mazarow

Other

Alfredo Mazzucchi

Song

Hank Mcgill

Other

Judi Mckee

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mark Mckenzie

Original Music

James Mcpherson

Puppeteer

Margie Stone Mcshirley

Art Director

Cheryl Meier

Assistant Location Manager

David L Merrill

Dolly Grip

Charlie Messenger

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nancy Mickelberry

Set Designer

David B Miller

Prosthetics

Jim Miller

Editor

Robin L Miller

Property Master

Allison Millican

Other

Irving Mills

Song

Michael Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Vic Mizzy

Song

Sharon Morov

Production Coordinator

Alan Munro

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ruth Myers

Costume Designer

Marilyn Nave

Other

Donald Nesmith

Lighting

Christopher S Nibley

Dp/Cinematographer

Christopher S Nibley

Director Of Photography

Luc Nicknair

Camera Assistant

Bob O'brien

Dialogue Editor

Paul O'bryan

Apprentice

John Panzarella

Location Manager

David Penikas

Puppeteer

Heather Persons

Apprentice

Mary Peters

Stunts

Jonathan Phillips

Apprentice

Graham Place

Executive Producer

Marc Platt

Special Thanks To

Bill Pope

Director Of Photography

Bill Pope

Dp/Cinematographer

John Pospisil

Sound Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Addams Family, Familjen Addams, Famille Addams, La, La Famille Addams
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

1991

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Groove Hammer - "Addams"

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1991

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1992

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States 1998

Shown at ShowEast in Atlantic City October 22-24, 1991.

Shown at Cinequest 1998: The San Jose Film Festival January 29- February 4, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld.

Playwright, novelist, essayist and screenwriter Paul Rudnick contributed several uncredited rewrites to the final screenplay. Rudnick received full credit for the film's sequel, "Addams Family Values" (USA/1993).

Widescreen adaptation of the famous New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams which also aired as a TV series on ABC from 1964-66.

Completed shooting April 16, 1991.

Began shooting November 26, 1990.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 1991

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1992

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at ShowEast in Atlantic City October 22-24, 1991.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Cinequest 1998: The San Jose Film Festival January 29- February 4, 1998.)

Film was originally to be released by Orion Pictures.